A Pair Staffordshire Pottery Lions - circa 1855
Prancing Staffordshire Lions on colourful bases.
The fascination with exotic animals and menageries
had been part of English life throughout the centuries.
The 19th century continued this tradition and nobody recorded
this any better than the Staffordshire Potters.
Lions were recorded over the decades in all shapes and sizes,
but they are always uncommon and always sort after.
Minor flaking and this is a matched pair,
but they are delightful little Lions,
with no damage or restoration.
Height: 6.5 inches